My mother booked this hotel without consulting Trip Advisor, so needless to say, I did not have high hopes for this place. When I drove up to it, it just looked shabby. Half the Hyatt sign was lit and the exterior looked like it belonged in 1980's Moscow. Nevertheless, I really did want to give this place a chance. The bellman was friendly and helped us with our bags, so I'll give them a point there. Another point the helpful front desk clerk.
The problems started when we got to the room. It was very dated and it was in desperate need of a renovation. There was a stain on the chair and the wallpaper in the bathroom was discolored. In addition, the automatic blinds did not work. The shower took 15 minutes to produce hot water and there was very little pressure.
The wifi did not work for me and even if it did work, the $10/night charge was excessive. Parking was also pricey at $20/day.
I will have to say though, the weirdest thing about this place was the fact that the only way to access the garage was to go outside, walk to public elevators (shared with the Metro) and go down to the garage level. This is a major safety concern, because you don't know who you will be sharing an elevator with.
In addition, my mother tried to go for a swim later in the day, and she said that she couldn't swim because the pool was 90 degrees. I'm not a swimmer, but according to her this is too hot to swim in.
If I paid $50 for this place on Priceline, I would consider it an adequate deal. However, the $129/night charge was very steep and this is definitely not a 3.5 star property. Hyatt is known for nice hotels, but this isn't one of them.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A beautiful 12-story atrium welcomes guests to 390 luxurious guestrooms and suites, located directly above the Metro Red Line's Bethesda stop, just 6 miles from the White House. Hyatt Regency Bethesda is located in the heart of downtown Bethesda, one of the most renowned communities in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Bethesda is well known as a lively chic destination with over 200 ethnic restaurants, boutiques, local art galleries and trendy hot spots, all within walking distance of the hotel. Bethesda is also home to many associations and corporations, such as The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Naval Medical Center. Hyatt Regency Bethesda is also nearby Suburban Hospital, Lockheed Martin, Chevy Chase Bank Headquarters, and Clark Construction. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hyatt Regency Bethesda Hotel Bethesda
- Bethesda Hyatt Regency
- Hyatt Bethesda